Showing posts with label The Powder Group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Powder Group. Show all posts

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TEN Words for a Stronger Career

OMG I'm soo excited I can hardly STAND IT!! Look what Mr. Michael DeVellis is doing for us:)
Straight from my Inbox to your screen (If you're not already on the mailing list, seriously, get on that will ya?)... I just can't take it NO MO'!!!!

Copy and Paste baby!!!

Beginning next week in Los Angeles, We invite you to join Michael DeVellis, founder of "The Powder Group", "The Makeup Show" & "On Makeup Magazine", as he helps you uncover the key techniques and business skills essential in Taking your business to the next level; no matter what part of the industry you work in or how long you've been working in the business.

In this popular series, Michael will focus on ten key words that should be the current focus of your career path and business strategy. The industry today requires that you think differently and entails a understanding of business, interpersonal, marketing and branding that can take you and your work in a new direction.

This event is the starting point for your strongest career ever. This special first-time seminar series has previously only been available to attendees of "The Makeup Show"! Now you can work with Michael and a small group of your peers to develop a new way of thinking about your career and move yourself into a path of focused direction. In this special two-hour event, Michael will take you through the next in his series of Ten Words and help you develop a connection to your own career and success by using them in your daily life and work.

And as an added bonus- each attendee will also have the opportunity to receive a complimentary portfolio review by Michael DeVellis at the event!

Don't miss this intimate opportunity to get a stronger hold on your career with one of the most inspirational programs offered "The Powder Group"!!

Please contact The Powder Group directly with any questions by emailing: or calling (212) 627-7447 .

Once you have registered you will be contacted to confirm which location you will be attending.

Los Angeles: Sunday January 31
1:00-3:00 pm
Temptu Studio
201 Westmoreland Ave
Suite 133
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 739-1800

New York City: Saturday Febreuary 6
1:00-3:00 pm
Obsessive Compulsive Studio
121 West 27th Street
Suite 1200
New York, NY
(212) 675-2572

Ft. Lauderdale: Sunday March 21
1:00-3:00 pm
Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
2635 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 564-4181

Event Fee:
$45 for TPG Pro Members and Students
$65 for all others
*Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis*

Click Here to be taken directly to their site for more information and to sign up!!

The Makeup Show LA

It's coming ya'll!! There's no stopping the MAKEUP TRAIN!! LOL.. That's right, "The Makeup Show LA" is scheduled for February 28th-March 1st 2010!

At the California Market Center
110 East 9th street
Penthouse 13th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Here's some info directly from their website to give you some idea of what's in store for you:

"The Powder Group and Metropolitan Events are pleased to announce the dates of the second annual The Makeup Show LA!

"On February 28th and March 1st 2010 the makeup industry will come together to celebrate the craft of the professional makeup artist for the second time ever - at the global epicenter of entertainment and glamour - Los Angeles.

Like The Makeup Show NYC and Miami, The Makeup Show LA will be a pro-artist event for everyone in every area of the makeup industry. We'll deliver the same pro-driven, artistically inspired, celebratory energy of The Makeup Show to the west coast, and bring together your top brands and inspirational artists and educators for two amazing days of community, career and craft building.

It's the west coast must-attend event for anyone in the business of makeup and beauty."

"The Makeup Show LA is a pro-only trade event open to anyone involved with the makeup artist industry. Makeup artists, retail artists, aestheticians, hairstylists, fashion stylists, agents and bookers and of course students of makeup, hair or aesthetics are invited to attend. Proof of profession or student status is required.

Admission to The Makeup Show LA includes all seminars and lectures, full access to the show floor and in-out privileges. Entry to The Makeup Show LA also allows participants access to great hands-on workshops. These hands-on workshops are only available to attendees of the show and are at an additional fee.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

ADVANCED TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN - (Advanced ticket sales closed Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5pm EST). Ticket Purchase click here.

2010 The Makeup Show LA Rates
Show hours 9:00am – 6:00pm

Advance Tickets
One Day Ticket $35
Two Day Ticket $50

Student Tickets (Students with ID receive a 10% discount)
One Day Ticket- $31
Two Day Ticket- $44.50

At the Door – If Available
One Day Ticket $50 - Tax is not included
Two Day Ticket $ 70- Tax is not included

Local 706 union members receive free admission to the show. Please email Amanda your Union ID card, and you will receive a complementary Ticket to the show.

Group Tickets
Discounted Group Rate available. For more information email "

Now I dunno about you but that's enough to make a girl wanna book her flight right the heck NOW!! Leave it to Michael DeVellis and James Vincent to bring you such an awesome event.

You're going to want to hold on to your tax return so you can really stock up on some of the things you need. Lawd knows the discounts at this show is RIDICULOUS!!

Visit The Powder Group website for more information on exhibitors, travel information and anything else "Makeup Show" related :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Baby Show NYC

Ok, so this next post might not have to with makeup artistry, styling etc.. PER SAY.. however, I thought it was tooo cute and toooo cool to NOT blog about. I just LALALOOOVE when people go against the norm, including all types of venues into their work..

So, I'm soo excited to tell you all about Michael DeVellis' new venture. It's called "The Baby Show NYC".

Here's what the email states:

This exciting event will welcome tri-state moms, and moms-to-be, to a two-day showcase of the best products, speakers, entertainment and resources in the industry.

Featuring 50+ top notch exhibitors, such as Destination Maternity, Weil Baby, Little Esop, Sarah Merians Photography, Citibabes, The Bump, ViaCord, Inhabitots, Beginning by Maclaren, Babies R Us, Milkdot and more!

Learn from the best childcare experts, test out the latest in kid safety atour stroller test track, browse the new products, nosh at our organic café, enjoy play spaces and more!

October 3rd 11am-7pm

October 4th 10am-6pm

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St, NYC

First 500 attendees to purchase their advance tickets online at will receive a complimentary gift bag filled with great products and information!

For more information contact or call 212.242.1213
Follow us on Twitter @ thebabyshownyc

So for those of you who are expecting, have friends that are expecting or already have little ones, make sure you get the word out. This is an extra special event, catered to mommies.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Powder Group Workshops

Well, The Powder Group does it again:) Not only have they brought you workshops, but for those of you who are TPG Pro members... some of them are FREE!! Yep! Can you STAND it?!

If you have considered becoming a TPG Pro member and just haven't gotten around to it yet, THIS is just one of the many examples of why it's a good idea... WE GET GOODIES!!! LOL...

Anywhoodles, Let me tell you what Michael DeVellis and James Vincent have in store for you THIS time... I'm giddy just thinking about it...teeheee:)

The following information comes directly from The Powder Group:

photo by Brandon Showers

The Powder Group is pleased to announce the following summer events and appearances by TPG Founder, Michael DeVellis and Director of Artistry James Vincent!!

Makeup 101
Three days of artist and industry essentials that will change your career, craft and confidence forever.
On day one, Michael DeVellis will take you through the ins-and-outs of the professional makeup industry including marketing, branding and working in different areas of the business. Days two and three bring the artistic side of the industry to the forefront as James Vincent takes you through application and technique with hands-on practicals to fine tune your work. Great for all levels of experience.

For registrations or more details contact:

New York City: Makeup Forever Studio- NYC SOLD OUT!
Saturday August 1st-Monday August 3rd

Los Angeles: Naime's Beauty Center - LA
Saturday August 22-Monday August 24

Marketing Your Career Now
FREE for TPG Pro Members
The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine Founder, Michael DeVellis returns with this updated version of The Powder Group's most popular events:
Marketing Your Career!! Learn how to update your basic marketing tools and how artist marketing has changed over the past few years and how social-networking, blogging, web development and marketing have changed the way you need to market yourself and your work!
Free for TPG Pro Members, $65 all others
Paid Event Registration Contact:
TPG Pro Free Registration Contact:

New York City: Temptu Studio-NYC
Sunday August 2nd 12-2

Los Angeles- Temptu Studio- LA
Sunday, August 23rd 12-2

Trend Presentation- Free Event Sponsored by Korres Natural Products!

Korres Makeup Experts Master Class.
Sephora 5th Avenue's Mezzanine Space will be transformed into the ultimate beauty classroom. Guests James Vincent, Director of Artistry, The Powder Group and Michael DeVellis, Executive Director, The Powder Group and Editor On Makeup Magazine, will host a class dedicated to makeup experts and makeup artists, giving insider tips on fall trends and looks. This event is ideal for makeup artists, makeup junkies, and anyone wanting to take their skills to the next level!

Technique and trends for fall will be covered. Free to attend. RSVP required.

For registration contact:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Need a Make Up Artist?!

Attention All Designers, Photographers, Models, Magazine Publications, Public Relation Firms, Agents, Brides, etc..(anyone needing a makeup artist really)

Do you have an upcoming photo shoot, fashion show, TV appearance, event, movie or anything of the like coming up? It may slip many people's mind that a make up artist is an essential part of the image that you will want to portray.

We've all seen the before and after images out there of Jane and John Doe or even well known celebrities?? Though some of them looked fine before makeup, ALL of them looked leaps and bounds better AFTER makeup. It's something that can be easily over looked and I'm here to help you STOP AND LOOK.

Granted, for most of your needs the makeup may not be the focal point. I mean if you're on the red carpet, you will most likely want people to notice your great shape in your beautiful clothes and jewelry. But if you're makeup isn't right, chances are you're going to end up on the cover of a tabloid as the joke of the week. We don't want that for you!!

There are so many talented makeup artists out there that it can be an overwhelming thought of trying to FIIIINNDDD one for your particular need. For this reason, I thought I'd bring to your attention this nifty little site called "The Powder Group".

This site is NOT only for makeup artists. I can see how you would think so but it's not. If you were to go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page you will see the following faded words:

About, Events, Artists, Services, Community, Blog, Press, Shop, Join, Contact.

Of these words, the one you will want to focus on is Artists. When you click on that word you will be taken to The Powder Group's list of Makeup Artists from across the GLOBE!! (Yes I did say GLOBE). Just think, if you happen to be shooting on location somewhere and either your makeup artist can't make it or its just not in the budget to bring them with you, you can refer to this page and find yourself a makeup artist in the area to shoot with.

What's MORE! You're not going into it blindly either! Simply click on the person's name on the list and be taken directly to their website. You will then be able to see samples of their work and decide if they're what you're looking for. You could then contact only the selected Make Up Artist that you've selected and avoid the awkwardness of having to tell someone you've gone another way. (lets face it that's an uncomfortable situation for all of

So, click on the title of this blog post and bookmark it:) Be sure to pass it on!! Share the wealth of knowledge ya'll...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Makeup Show - NYC

As you may all know (and if you didn't know, now you do), May 17th & 18th was The Makeup Show presented by the Powder Group in NYC. It was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion and of course, I was soooo there.

Now, I bet you think you can imagine the grandeur of such an event but I assure you... you can't. Unless you've actually been there, you just can't possibly grasp the magnitude.

From the moment I walked in, greeted by the Makeup Show staff, it was a whirlwind of makeup madness. Michael DeVellis really outdid himself this time.

First stop, TPG Pro!! That of course stands for "The Powder Group Pro". Yup, signed up for 2 years. Let me tell you about this here membership because after I do, you're going to be signing up too.

With this membership, check out what I get:
  • Annual State of the Industry Report
  • Members pricing on all education from the powder group
  • Complimentary regional listing
  • Members only free events
  • Members only quarterly newsletter
  • Industry partner benefits
  • Discounts on the powder group merchandise
  • Member rates for one on one and career development sessions
  • Exclusive members only facebook community
Yeah man!!! All this for $125.00.. Seriously, you just can't beat it!!

Anyway, moving right along..

There were soooo many vendors, if you didn't keep yourself organized and on track, you could get spun around, caught up and end up leaving without purchasing, seeing and learning from the people & places you meant to. Wow holy run on sentence batman!! LOL...

I was fortunate to have been able to bend the ear of some amazing, iconic and successful people. From executive directors, founders/CEO's, makeup artists, agents and more. I went from station to station picking up things I needed for my kit and for myself. I listened intently and learned an astonishing amount of information. I felt I connected with so many other artists. It was fantastic. Dany Sanz, Davis Factor, Nathan Johnson, Kett Cosmetics, OCC, Mario Ink to name a few.
Maxi was both entertaining and educational. Yeikov told it like it was for Yaby. Joe Pearl (for Eve Pearl) took the time to explain the cosmetics to me with a smile. Showed me the very kit Eve travels with and even let me in on some products that are coming soon.
(Yes I am holding her's idea..Thank you JOE!!)

It really did feel like I was surrounded by my makeup artist family. Let me tell you, with the amount of people that were there, it could have easily been soo different. Somehow, the vibe was inexplicable. Everyone truly wanted to help you, get to know you and converse with you.

Here are a few photos to show you the fun we had that should be had by all:) Doncha just wish you were there too?!?